We held two Public Health Summer School 2021 symposiums at the University of Otago Wellington in February. Building for zero carbon by 2050 and Eviction and its consequences.

Building for zero carbon by 2050

The building and construction sector is responsible for 20% of NZ’s carbon emissions and has a key a role to play in achieving our goals for zero carbon emissions by 2050. Tackling this challenge will require all actors in the sector to join forces to make the changes necessary to transform the sector. This New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities symposium brought together experts, policy makers and industry to discuss these issues and the way to make progress to cut carbon emissions from the sector and make our housing healthier.

See below for PDFs of the presentations from the day.

Videos of the presentations will be posted soon.


Eviction and its consequences

In this symposium the He Kāinga Oranga Housing and Health research team presented the results of the Marsden Funded research project: Eviction and its Consequences. This expansive and multidisciplinary study takes a personal, legal, epidemiological and historical lens to the study of eviction. The researchers highlighted the stories and experiences of whānau who have experienced eviction – the factors leading up to the event, the process of eviction and the ongoing implications of losing home.

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